Banana Orange Muffins

Banana Orange Muffins wasn’t at all what I intended to make today. I was going to make my Pecan Muffins (with lots of fruit) but I didn’t have most of the ingredients. Now, I never run out of cinnamon as I always try to have backups of everything. You know, put the item on the grocery list before you actually run out. But here I was even out of cinnamon.

 

About that time, my husband walked into the kitchen and said, “What are you doing?”  I said, “I don’t really know!”

 

I said, “I was planning to make some Mango Muffins, but the fresh mango I had wasn’t ripe enough or sweet enough. And the two cans of mango I had in the pantry tasted horrible. I ended up throwing both cans away.”

 

So I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing.” He laughed and continued walking through the kitchen to the other room.

 

Well, I didn’t actually throw the canned mango away. I save food scraps for my son’s compost, so they went in to the food scrap bag. But here I was trying to determine what kind of muffins to make.

 

So I looked around to see what I had. One very ripe banana and a lovely looking orange in my fruit bowl. So I started with those two items. And that’s what I came up with:  Banana Orange Muffins and I added lots of pecans.

 

They go together fairly quickly once you have all of your ingredients and utensils gathered.

 

I think the cinnamon would have added a nice touch though. So keep that in mind if you make these. I think I would add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon next go-around.

 

 

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I only made a small batch (12) in case they didn’t turn out or just in case I didn’t like them. But they did turn out just fine, thank you, and I’m taking them to my volunteer group Monday morning. Now, though, I wish I had more, because I will take this entire batch of 11, that’s minus the one I ate already, so now I don’t have any for home. But hey! I can always do another batch tomorrow.

 

 

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Caveat: These are not real sweet, so if you like sweet-sweet, add more sugar.

 

 

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Give them a try!

 

Banana Orange Muffins
Serves 12
Carol Fitzgerald
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  1. Banana Orange Muffins wasn’t at all what I intended to make today. I was going to make my Pecan Muffins (with lots of fruit) but I didn’t have most of the ingredients. Now, I never run out of cinnamon as I always try to have backups of everything. You know, put the item on the grocery list before you actually run out. But here I was even out of cinnamon.
  2. Caveat: These are not real sweet, so if you want them sweeter, add more sugar.
  3. Carol Fitzgerald
Ingredients
  1. 4 tablespoons flax meal mixed with 6 tablespoons water
  2. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  3. 1/2 cup quinoa flour
  4. 3/4 cup maple sugar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  8. 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  9. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  10. zest of 1 large orange
  11. 1 large orange chopped into smaller pieces
  12. 1 ripe banana, mashed
  13. 1 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  14. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  15. 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
  16. 1 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Mix flax meal with water and set aside.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients and mix together.
  3. Add the vanilla, the orange and orange zest, the mashed banana, applesauce and flax egg replacer. Mix well and lastly add the chocolate chips and the chopped pecans.
  4. Lightly spray a 12 cup muffin tin. Spoon batter into muffin cups nearly to the top.
  5. Bake at 350º for about 25 minutes or until done.
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Carol Fitzgerald
carobi5@icloud.com
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